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Why Sitting Is NOT the New Smoking

In All Health Watch, General Health, Health Warning

You’ve probably seen articles in recent years warning of the dangers of sitting. The headlines often call sitting “the new smoking.”

A study found that media stories comparing sitting to smoking have gone up 1,200% since 2012. And standing desks have become a major office trend.

But the fact is, sitting is not the new smoking.

Not even close…

A team of researchers from the U.S.,… Read More

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Why You Shouldn’t Sit Cross-Legged

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health

You may have heard that “sitting is new smoking.”[1]

It’s a way of saying that sitting too much takes a toll on your health that is comparable to smoking. Researchers have found that remaining in a seated position for hours at a time without getting up increases the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Now, new research shows that sitting with your legs crossed in a chair is particularly damaging.… Read More